Linking research, debates, and policies


Irregular migrants in Europe: Why national institutions matter for conditions and policy  

In recent years, few public policy issues have created more heated public and political debates across European countries than irregular migration. National governments and the European Union as a whole have been under pressure from their voters to come up with “more effective” policies—with some defining effective as stronger immigration controls and exclusions and others […]

Can the EU achieve a more coherent policy on climate mobility? The nexus approach could help

The EU has been facing one challenge after the next. This age of polycrisis is marked by the complex web of environmental, socio-economic, and security issues. Climate change will not only exacerbate these multidimensional risks but also impact the drivers of migration and mobility. It is this interplay of factors that demands attention, forward-planning, and […]

How a small organisation can influence EU migration policies: lessons for the research-policy nexus

Europe’s migration challenges 30 years ago weren’t the same as they are today, but they were pressing and unprecedented at the time. A small organisation emerged to respond: the Migration Policy Group (MPG), a think-tank founded in 1995, would end up playing a pivotal role in shaping the discourse on migration, integration, and anti-discrimination. How […]